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Flu? Karev 1 child; 1 angel baby; Crawfordsville, Indiana 2526 posts
22nd Dec '12

Picked up DH's son this morning and his ex said he was sick and just give him tylenol. He's got a bad cough, 102

~JeNn~ BeAn~ 54 kids; Washington 633 posts
22nd Dec '12

Sounds like the flu those are the exact same symptoms I have.

Butterfly Guns 2 kids; Upland, CA, United States 6003 posts
22nd Dec '12

Definitely sounds like the flue. I've heard anything over a 102 fever you need to take them to the hospital.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22791 posts
22nd Dec '12

I know someone who took her 2 year old to the doctor and she had a 104 degree fever and it was still considered not high enough. The doctor said anything above 105 is when you take them in. But it does sound like it could be the flu. Have you tried to give him Motrin alternating? If it doesn't go down I would take him in

Butterfly Guns 2 kids; Upland, CA, United States 6003 posts
22nd Dec '12

Ya! Motrin/Ibuprofen is the one that helps bring fevers down.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15811 posts
22nd Dec '12

alternate tylenol with motrin/advil and wait it out. A fever has to be at least 105 for an hour and not come down even with meds, or be over 102 for 5 days before they suggest having them be seen.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22791 posts
22nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting A, E & W's mommy:</b>" alternate tylenol with motrin/advil and wait it out. A fever has to be at least 105 for an hour and not come down even with meds, or be over 102 for 5 days before they suggest having them be seen."</blockquote>




This is what I've been told

Karev 1 child; 1 angel baby; Crawfordsville, Indiana 2526 posts
22nd Dec '12

He's feeling better. Still had a bad cough, but the belly/headaches and fever went away.



Thanks ladies!